Funding Opportunities for African Businesses


  1. Gamma Mu Foundation Grant Program to create Positive differences in the Lives of the LGBT Community

Deadline: 31-Mar-23

The Gamma Mu Foundation is seeking applications for its grant program to create positive differences in the lives of the LGBT community.

They focus primarily in rural and other under-served populations of the United States. The Foundation envisions a society that promotes individual and overall LGBT community acceptance, inclusivity, health, and pride for all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or individuality.

Priority Focus Area for 2023 Grant Year:  HIV/STD education, prevention, and treatment for the LGBTQ community.  Applications with other areas of focus will be considered after those with the priority focus are evaluated.


Program Areas

Evaluation Criteria


For more information, visit Gamma Mu Foundation Grant Program.

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  1. Call for Young Africans: Apply to the African Union COVID-19 Vaccination BINGWA Initiative

Deadline: 25-Feb-23

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has announced a call for applications for young Africans from the Southern and Western Africa regions who are motivated and willing to contribute to the acceleration of the COVID-19 vaccination uptake in their countries, to apply for the African Union COVID-19 Vaccination BINGWA Initiative.

Three years ago on 14 February 2020 the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in Africa. The African Union (AU) through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has taken unprecedented steps to support AU Member States efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2022, the chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) officially launched an African Union public-private-youth initiative co-led by Africa CDC under the name “African Union COVID-19 Vaccination Bingwa Initiative” as part of the Africa CDC’s Programme of Saving Lives and Livelihoods. Bingwa is the Swahili word for “Champion”. The initiative seeks to establish a network of COVID-19 vaccination youth champions across the continent to accelerate the uptake of COVID-19 vaccination in Africa.

The selected BINGWAs (champions) are expected to perform the following duties for a period of up to 12 months:

What is included in the BINGWA Initiative?

Eligibility Criteria

For more information, visit Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

  1. 2023 The NGO Whisperer® Global Fellowship Programme: 20 Fully-Funded Scholarships Available

Deadline: 30-Apr-23

The NGO Whisperer® Centre For Social Impact is pleased to announce its 2023 Global Fellowship Programme intake is open!

The NGO Whisperer® Global Fellowship Programme is a six-month rigorous virtual leadership programme for exceptional leaders and founders of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and social enterprises worldwide, especially those from low and middle-income countries.

Objectives of the Global Fellowship Programme

What to Expect

For more information, visit The NGO Whisperer®.

  1. Climate Fund: Call for Project Proposals 2023 in South Africa

 Deadline: 27-Feb-23

The German Embassy South Africa is accepting applications for Climate Fund to support projects in the areas of climate change mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity.

The focus lies on the Biodiversity and Climate Nexus:

Funding Information

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are expected to:

For more information, visit Climate Fund.

  1. Department of State’s ISN/ECC: Counter IED Work in Tanzania – Mozambique Border

 Deadline: 4-Mar-23

The Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Counter IED work in Tanzania – Mozambique Border.

The purpose of this award is to strengthen partner counter-IED capabilities to prevent malign actors from exploiting border weaknesses to their advantage.  The presidents of Tanzania and Mozambique recently signed a joint peace accord on security and defense, providing a new path for addressing operational and knowledge gaps along their shared border.

Under this NOFO, ISN/ECC seeks proposals to advance U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities by supporting initiatives that make decision-making structures and processes in fragile, conflict, or crisis-affected contexts more reflective of and responsive to the needs and perspectives of partner states to ensure strategic trade control systems meet international standards and by engaging on bilateral, regional and multilateral levels with foreign governments to aid in the establishment of independent capabilities to regulate transfers of weapons of mass destruction, WMD-related items, conventional arms, and related dual-use items, and to detect, interdict, investigate, and prosecute illicit transfers of such items.

Goals and Objectives

Funding Information


Eligibility Criteria

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  1. Apply now to the Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy Fellowship – A Career Development Program

 Deadline: 12-Apr-23

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is currently accepting applications for its Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship, a career development program that targets mid-career African women in the policy field to catalyze the design and implementation of gender-responsive agricultural policies across Africa.

The Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship is a career development program that targets mid-career African women in the policy field to catalyze the design and implementation of gender-responsive agricultural policies across Africa.

An initiative of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the GRASP Fellowship is fostering policy change across institutions and national governance systems for women’s empowerment. Through the GRASP Fellowship, AWARD seeks to grow a pool of confident and capable African women to lead policy changes to improve African smallholders’ livelihoods.

The GRASP Fellowship will offer targeted leadership and mentoring training, catalytic funding, and access to networks to enable beneficiaries to lead policy-making processes for agricultural transformation in Africa. The non-residential Fellowship includes virtual and in-person activities spread over two years for each cohort.

Fellowship Priorities

Fellowship Structure

Eligibility Criteria

Ideal AWARD Policy Fellows

Selection Process

For more information, visit Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy.

  1. Call for Proposals: Grassroots Innovators in the Zululand District (South Africa)

 Deadline: 31-Mar-23

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is calling for applications from grassroots innovators looking for funding, technical assistance and support for developing a new product or process up to prototype and proof of concept stage.

A grassroots innovator is defined as “an individual who undertakes innovations to solve local challenges using local resources and capabilities through working outside the realm of formal innovation institution”.

Fundable Activities

Non-Fundable Activities

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Requirements

For more information, visit TIA.

  1. Burundi: Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund Small Grants Program

 Deadline: 31-May-23

The U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, through its Political and Economic Office, announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that are community-initiated and involve schools, clinics, co-operatives, and/or associations.

The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) program is a grass-roots assistance program that allows U.S. embassies to respond quickly to local requests for small, community-based development projects.  This Self-Help fund provides small, short-term grants (one year) to community groups that are working to improve the basic economic and social conditions of their villages or communities.

The fund provides grants for activities such as construction of classrooms, construction of ventilated pit latrines, construction of community centers and health clinics, boreholes for access to clean waterschool equipment and supplies, medical equipment, solar heating, and agricultural kits, among others listed in their guidelines.

Funding Information

Eligibility Criteria

For more information, visit Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund Small Grants Program.

  1. Women In Africa announces Women for Zero Hunger Program

 Deadline: 24-Feb-23

Women In Africa (WIA) has announced the applications for the Women for Zero Hunger Program.

Launched in 2016, Women In Africa (WIA) is the first international platform dedicated to the economic development and support of African women entrepreneurs. At WIA, they are convinced that Pan-African women contribute greatly, through their actions, to the change and impact they bring to the continent’s progress.


“Women for Zero Hunger” will enable 3 non-profit organizations:

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Prize Details

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Note! The association can be managed by either a man or a woman.

For more information, visit Women In Africa.

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